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HOME & GARDEN CAPTAN FUNGICIDE
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Manufacturer’s Name & Address
Southern Agricultural Insecticides, Inc.
P.O. Box 218, Palmetto, Fla. 33561 Phone
HOME & GARDEN CAPTAN FUNGICIDE EPA Reg. No.476-761-829
Synonyms: Common Name: Captan; Orthocide 50 Wettable
47.3% CAS No.133-06-2 TLV 5 mg/m3 (8 hr)
Acute oral LD
rats > 10 g/kg Animals receiving doses of 1.5 to 10 g/kg showed only transient diarrhea.
Captan has a low order of chronic toxicity in that rodents tolerate large doses of the material. In a study by the National
Cancer Institute, Captan was not carcinogenic in the rat. In two lifetime feeding studies, 6000 to 16000 ppm technical
captan in the diet induced both benign and malignant duodenal tumors in mice.
Captan has been extensively studied in various mutagen testing systems. It appears to be positive in bacterial, fungal
and cell studies. There is no good evidence that Captan is mutagenic to mammals.
Numerous studies (in mice, rats, dogs, rabbits, and monkeys) have been conducted to determine whether captan
causes birth defects. These studies have produced no good evidence that captan causes birth defects in mammals.
Although captan has not been associated with cancer or other chronic toxicity in humans, because of the results
discussed above, this product should be handled as outlined in the MSDS and on the label.
III. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling Point: Decomposes
Specific Gravity: 42-46 lbs/ft3
Vapor Pressure: (mmHg) n/a
Percent Volatile: (by volume) non-volatile
Vapor Density: (air=1) n/a
Evaporation Rate: ( =1) n/a
Solubility In Water: Water wettable powder
Appearance/Odor: Slightly pungent, beige powder.
IV. FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA
Flash Point: n/a